17. Juny 2011, Cologne
Members of ORLE Executive Board, Victor Philippenko and Kristina Förster took part in the All-German conference of Russian compatriots, which was held from 15 to 17 June in Cologne.
The conference was attended by Director of Department for Relations with Compatriots Russian Foreign Ministry Alexander Chepurin, Consul General of Russia in Bonn, Eugene Shmagin, Director of the Moscow House of Compatriots Boris Silaev, representatives of the Embassy of the Russian Federation and Head of Representative Office in Germany Rossotrudnichestvo Michael Vladimir, representatives of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District (Yamal), and about 70 delegates from all German states, representing over 300 organizations of compatriots.
Georgy Starikovich (1. Secretary, Embassy of Russian Federation), Victor Philippenko (Chairman ORLE e.V.), Kristina Förster (Member of the Board, ORLE e.V.), Alexander Chepurin (Director of Department for Relations with the Compatriots Abroad, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation)